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Section 14 – The Probation of Offenders Act,1958

The Probation of Offenders Act,1958

Section 14. Duties of probation officer

A probation officer shall, subject to such conditions and restrictions, as may be prescribed, –

(a) Inquire, in accordance with any directions of a court, into the circumstances or home surroundings of any person accused of all offence with a view to assist the court ill determining the most suitable method of dealing with him and submit reports to the court;

(b) Supervise probationers and other persons placed under his supervision and, where necessary, endeavour to find them suitable employment;

(c) Advise and assist offenders in the payment of compensation or costs ordered by the court;

(d) Advise and assist, in such cases and in such manner as may be prescribed, persons who have been released under Section 4; and

(e) Perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

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